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Hear this: I've gone goo-goo for Radio Ga-Ga

By Emma Barnett, November 20, 2014

As you lay the table for this week's Friday-night dinner, stop and think about the conversations that will ensue. I bet you can predict a few of them - especially if you are having your regular crew over.

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Why attack us for loving Jews because we're not?

By Louise Mensch, November 13, 2014

Journalist Hadley Freeman wrote a rather silly piece on philosemites in the Guardian newspaper last weekend. Boiled down, it was another exemplar of the "check your privilege" left-wing school of thought, which posits that nobody should have an opinion on anything unless they have lived experience of that same thing.

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Ed, there's nothing wrong with being a Hampstead socialist

By David Cesarani, November 13, 2014

Ed Miliband has been getting a wretched press. While you would expect it from right-wing publications, left of centre newspapers have started "monstering" the Labour leader.

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Cover-up that shames Germany

By Anne Webber, November 6, 2014

Exactly one year ago, it was revealed that a huge collection of 1,400 works of art, hidden since the Third Reich, had been discovered in the Munich flat of 79-year-old Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of a leading dealer for the Nazis who had amassed looted art from all over Europe. The collection had been taken into custody over 18 months earlier.

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A pride to serve that was a joy

By Simon Round, November 6, 2014

I have always been a nervous flyer. In fact, I once needed a couple of sessions with a counsellor to get me in the air. A lot of people have been very sympathetic about my phobia over the years - my dad was not one of them. He simply could not get his head around the idea that anyone would be nervous about going on holiday in a modern airliner.

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Some Friday night feminism

By Sally Berkovic, November 6, 2014

The Great Challah Make was a wonderful gathering and sheitels off to the organisers for the entire Shabbat UK event.

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Washing the laundry not hands

By Gerald Jacobs, November 6, 2014

A great deal has been seen and heard lately of Jews bashing Jews, much of it laced with irony in that it has been perpetrated in the cause of solidarity.

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Don't forget that we were 'them' once upon a time

By Jennifer Lipman, November 6, 2014

In February 1899, John Lowles, MP for the East End seat of Shoreditch, Haggerston, queried the "large increase in the numbers of alien immigrants.

"In view of the grave evils arising therefrom," he asked the government to "check such immigration in the interests of our own struggling industrial population?"

Lowles's extraordinary-sounding hyperbole was hardly uncommon.

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Jailed bus bigot now has to get on board

By Rosa Doherty, November 6, 2014

Justice has been served for the man who I heard threaten "to burn the Jews" on a 102 bus full of schoolchildren in Golders Green in September.

After months of what became a JC campaign to find him and highlight the repeated failures of Transport for London and the Metropolitan Police to act on my 999 call, Ian Campbell is now serving 20 weeks in prison.

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A reminder of Ghetto heroism

By Tracy-Ann Oberman, October 30, 2014

I have become fixated with the fate of Kobane, the Syrian town near the Turkish Border and home to thousands of Kurds. This city, that began as a simple train station built in 1912 along the Baghdad Railway, soon grew to become a refuge for Armenians and Kurds.

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